Staying Grounded by Marianne Rice

Book Review

Staying Grounded

A Rocky Harbor Novel

By: Marianne Rice

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✈ ✈ #NewRelease from @limitlessbooks! ✈ ✈

STAYING GROUNDED by Marianne Rice

✈ A Rocky Harbor Novel

✈ Genre: Contemporary Romance

✈ Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC

✈ Release Date: January 17, 2017

Book Synopsis:

Graham Riley enjoys the laid-back freedom of a pilot’s life—until one choice puts his career in jeopardy…

Graham loves his job—it allows him to escape his troubled past and the stigma of being a murderer’s son. But after an altercation with a drunk passenger is posted on social media, he’s forced to go on administrative leave until his name can be cleared. To get his wings back, he must attend anger management classes, and to avoid the media frenzy near his home base in Texas, he heads to Rocky Harbor, Maine.

Responsible therapist Maggie O’Fallon wants a stable relationship with a man who’s not going anywhere…

Maggie grew up with parents who were never around, physically or emotionally. Needing steadiness in her life and in a relationship, she only dates men with normal jobs. But when Graham walks into her office and flashes his charming steel-blue eyes at her, she’s at a loss for words. Torn between her ethics and her heart, Maggie asks Graham to see a different therapist so they can explore the chemistry between them.

He has everything she’s been looking for—except stability…

Maggie touches something deep within Graham and he panics, pushing her away, too scared to face his feelings. But when a private investigator threatens to discredit not only Graham, but Maggie’s practice as well, he is faced with two choices. Fight…or take flight.

Battling a lawsuit and his heart, Graham must decide what’s more important—the life he thought he wanted…or Maggie. Maggie might be the only thing that will ever help Graham
Stay Grounded.

My Review

Graham Riley loves to fly and he loves his job as a pilot. One night, a drunken passenger gets rude with a co-worker, and Graham defends her. In doing so, he ends up on social media, and in trouble at work. He is required to take anger management classes, and decides to do so in his quiet hometown. He plans on taking his classes, doing what he needs to do and getting back in the pilot’s seat. What he doesn’t count on is lusting after his therapist.

Rice never disappoints with her novels, and this is no different. Her characters are well-developed and real. The kind of people you’d meet at the local coffee shop. As much as I love her characters, though, I also fell in love with the setting. Her descriptions of the area made me want to hop a plane and visit. (And run into my own hunky pilot!) A sweet, spicy, must read!

5 Stars!

PURCHASE LINKS:

Kindle Unlimited: http://amzn.to/2jNWB9N

Paperback: http://amzn.to/2ipBMwr

 

Between the Bleeding Willows by D.A. Roach

Book Review

Between the Bleeding Willows

Book One in the Demon Hunters Series

D.A. Roach

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At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most… At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. She finds a gate to the Demon Realm…. A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment. Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about… When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need. Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy. And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

My Review

After the death of her boyfriend and grandmother, Cassidy is left alone. One night, as she’s looking for a family ring she had given her boyfriend before he died, she slips into a whole other realm. In the demon realm, Cassidy begins to make new friends, and even a new love interest in Killian, the head of the Demon Hunters.

I found this book to be extremely well written. The pace was steady and smooth. Once I picked it up, I found it very hard to put down. The characters were believable and real. I liked Cassidy’s spirit and attitude.

I’ve already purchased the next book in the series and can’t wait to read it!

Buy Links:

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http://a.co/0j1VKS0

Books, Reviews, and More for the New Year!

One of my resolutions for the new year is to read and review more books. I guess I shouldn’t really call it a resolution, who really keeps those anyway? This is more of a  real goal. I spent so much time writing last year, that I didn’t read as much as I wanted to or should. After all, isn’t the major advice for writers is to read, read, read, and read some more?

Also, to be honest, I abandoned a whole lot of books last year. For the longest time, I knew who I was as a reader. I knew exactly what I wanted to read. I voraciously sucked down all things vampire. I loved to get lost in a good Heather Graham paranormal. Don’t get me wrong, I still love those books, but I think I needed a break from my norm. I needed a palate refresher. I needed something new!

What finally got me out of my reading rut and gave me something I could sink my teeth into? Reading genres I don’t usually read. I read a couple of fantasies. That’s one genre I usually avoid, but did find a good read in Jennifer Allis Provost’s Heir to the Sun. I also read a really awesome YA paranormal, that will be the first book I feature this year. I’ll be sharing that book in my next post.

This year, I will make it a priority to read, review, and blog at least once a week. I have one book and a novella under my belt already, and I’m about to dive into an ARC by one of my favorite romance authors.

Now, I just need a catchy name. Weekend Reads? Nah, too plain. I’ll think of something. 🙂

Here’s to a great new year full of awesome new books and blogs!

Peace, love, and crawfish!

I’m out!

 

Neal Bertrand/Book Publisher 12/21/16

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Neal Bertrand is a local book publisher located in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has successfully published many cookbooks of his own. He is known to many as ‘ The Cookbook Dude’…

  Neal is now focusing on sharing helpful suggestions or offering his publishing company’s service to help new authors get their material into publication. 

Neal and I have teamed up and done many events to encourage the public to support our local authors. We are both members of our local writing guild known as The Writers’ Guild of Acadiana. http://www.writersguildacadiana.org. I am the current President.

  Neal has now published my book series, ‘Spiritual Warfare’…Check out my website http://www.sudielandry.com to view the books and see his quality of work.

If you need information or would like his company help you get your book published, check out his http://www.CypressCovePublishing.com web site.

Go to http://www.youtube.com and type in my show name…louisiana heart…

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Sex, Blood, Rock’N’Roll, and Vampyr

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When West Side’s front man and lead singer, Quinn Forrester, mysteriously vanished in 1989 never to be heard from again, the band’s lead guitarist, Jeff West, suspected foul play. With no evidence, Jeff was never able to convince the authorities. What Jeff doesn’t know is that Quinn was turned into a vampire that night and lives in secret in the dark shadows of New Orleans.

Vampires don’t age as mortals do. Years later, Quinn stepped back into the public eye when he and his daughter, Nadia, formed a nightclub act called After Dark, so Quinn reinvented himself as his son.

Twenty-five years after the young singer’s unexplained disappearance, the opening of an art gallery brings Jeff West to New Orleans. A beautiful artist, Quinn’s lookalike son, a vampire tour, and a series of events send Jeff on the path to finally discovering the shocking truth about Quinn.

Amazon Link: http://a.co/51PCLMU

Tangled up in You is Free!

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Title: Tangled Up In You

Author: A.L. Vincent

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Purchase links: Available in Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US (eBook) – http://amzn.to/1Lw9AmN

PAPERBACK – http://amzn.to/1M0rxdz

Synopsis: Emily Breaux’s abusive, alcoholic husband keeps drinking away her dreams…

When he cleans out their bank account once too often, Emily packs her meager belongings and returns to her hometown of Bon Chance, Louisiana. Surrounded by the love and support of a group of old friends—collectively known as The Boonies—she’s determined to change her life and open her own catering company.

Contractor Noah Devereaux wants to help Emily rebuild more than just her family home…

Noah is an Iraq war veteran and fighting his own battle with PTSD, and he feels he has little to offer anyone. His nightmares and panic attacks leave him exhausted and on edge, yet he can’t help but find solace in Emily’s quiet presence.

Everyone has dreams, but it takes more than a wish to make them come true…

Emily struggles night and day to scrape together the money to start her business, but this doesn’t stop her friendship with Noah from blooming into something much more. He’s always there to cheer her on, and she’s his bit of tranquility for untangling his troubled mind.

It turns out starting over isn’t easy. Was coming back to Bon Chance a horrible mistake, a sign of failing to make it in the larger world?

But all her friends have returned as well, so maybe—just maybe—having the courage to go back to the beginning will prove the ingredients for a life of love and happiness have been waiting here all along…

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Halloween Reads: Sixpence & Whiskey (Toil & Trouble Book 1) by Heather R. Blair

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Amazon Buy Link: http://a.co/3eCG11i

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes… It’s not easy being a witch. Especially when you’re the youngest and least talented of four sisters. But Persephone Gosse manages the same way she manages her Duluth bar, Toil & Trouble. With hard work, a smart mouth—and a lot of whiskey. Seph likes her quiet life…as quiet as it can be when the king of the bears wants her as his queen, a werewolf (or three) wants her dead, and her cold-as-ice ex, Jack Frost, wants… Well, she hasn’t quite figured that out yet. But with a bounty on her head and time running out on a half-forgotten prophecy, Seph better get a clue before this witch’s brew blows up in her face. *This book is the first of a three book serial*